2015 has been such a defining year for me as a photojournalist. I finished my internship at the Columbus Dispatch, continued pursuing a long-term story that's very near and dear to my heart, and I landed my dream internship at The Valley News.
I've made mistakes and learned from them, hit some huge accomplishments, thought entirely too much about the future, type of person I want to be and the life I hope to create for myself.
I've learned A LOT along the way.
Here are a few of my favorites from 2015. Big things are ahead for 2016...more news on that very soon.
In 2015 I continued to document Michael and the Brown's journey battling Stage 4 Colon Cancer. Michael's courage and strength continues to amaze me every time I get to visit. I'm continuously inspired by the Brown family's positivity- it's contagious. Happy to call the Brown's friends and for their openness to letting me share their story.
Prior to some bad news in October, Michael spent most of the year in without any new growth of his cancer and they lived their lives as normal as possible, a vacation to Seaworld, Jaxson started kindergarten, Michael taught his sons how to ride their bikes and Angie how to use the lawn mover. Oh yea, and Michael also ran a half IronMan this year…did I mention he amazes me? Thankful for this family- they make me a better person and a better photographer.